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# Martin Ulirsch "The moduli stack of tropical curves"

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Martin Ulirsch (Bonn)

The moduli stack of tropical curves

The moduli space of tropical curves (and its variants) are some of the most-studied objects in tropical geometry. So far this moduli space has only been considered as an essentially set-theoretic coarse moduli space (sometimes with additional structure). As a consequence of this restriction, the tropical forgetful map does not define a universal curve (at least in the positive genus case). The classical work of Knudsen has resolved a similar issue for the algebraic moduli space of curves by considering the fine moduli stacks instead of the coarse moduli spaces.

In this talk I am going to give an introduction to these fascinating moduli spaces and report on ongoing work with Renzo Cavalieri, Melody Chan, and Jonathan Wise, where we propose the notion of a moduli stack of tropical curves as a geometric stack over the category of rational polyhedral cones. Using this framework one can give a natural interpretation of the forgetful morphism as a universal curve. The coarse moduli space arises as the set of $\mathbb{R}_{\geq 0}$-valued points of the moduli stack. Given time, I will also explain how the process of tropicalization for these moduli stacks can be phrased in a more fundamental way using the language of logarithmic algebraic stacks.

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